The ruins of Menlo Castle, on the bank of the river Corrib in Galway, Ireland. The picture was taken on St. Patrick's Day, 2015.
Heading for home
A fishing trawler heading for port in Inis Mor, the largest of the Aran Islands
Avoiding the Flood
Inflatable flood barrier erected at the Spanish Arch in Galway to protect the city against possible flooding during the high tide. Since the sea was calm on this particular morning, the barrier wasn't tested.
Galway Bay clam
A clam picked from the seashore near Kilcolgan in Galway Bay, Ireland.
Irish coastguard helicopter at night
Galway city hedgehog
A hedgehog on the street outside my house. It is a regular visitor (and diner) to the bird feeding station in my back garden.
Yellow ladybird on a nettle leaf in my garden. Underneath the leaf are aphids - a favourite food of ladybirds.